Sam Zakutney made his way home to Ottawa to claim the top prize during the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics Canadian Championships.
They’re rivals for the top of the podium every time they meet, and they are members of different clubs that share the same facility at Nepean Sportsplex but largely keep to themselves.
Earlier this month Ottawa welcomed the top wheelchair rugby competitors from across the country for the 2019 National Championships. The tournament, which was held from May 3-5 at the University of Ottawa, featured local competitor Ben Perkins, who has made a name for himself as a top defender on the Ottawa Stingers.
Carp’s Joanna Brown won a bronze medal in her second World Triathlon Series (WTS) race of the season. The former Bytown Storm athlete also finished with top five times in both the bike and run portion of the race held in Bermuda in April.
As hundreds of gymnasts arrive in the nation’s capital for the national championships, Ottawa’s own are preparing right here at home for the opportunity of a lifetime, and one that, just a year ago, one local competitor thought he may have lost out on forever.
Former Ottawa boxer Kaitlyn Clark punched her way to win the national title at the Canadian Boxing Championships in Victoria, B.C.
Fresh off of the Golden Titans’ victory at the 19U Eastern Conference Championships, 18-year-old water polo star Diego Gonzalez has his sights set on the National Championship League finals in Calgary in late May, and then eventually, the Olympics.